Massachusetts Odonate County List

Skimmers (Libellulidae)



This page was updated on 16 January 2006.


This list was originally compiled by Chris Leahy, revised by Richard Forster, and has been updated by Blair Nikula, Jackie Sones, Jeremiah Trimble and others.

Most records are based upon specimens or, in a some cases, capture and release. Sight records have been accepted only for a few easily identified species.

"H" indicates a species known only historically (pre-1950). Counties are arranged in a generally west to east, then north to south order.


County:

Berkshire

Franklin

Hampshire

Hampden

Worcester

Middlesex

Essex

Suffolk

Norfolk

Bristol

Plymouth

Barnstable

Dukes

Nantucket

Calico Pennant
(Celithemis elisa)

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

-

X

X

X

X

H

-
Halloween Pennant
(Celithemis eponina)

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

-

X

X

X

X

- -
Banded Pennant
(Celithemis fasciata)
X - X -

X

-

X

-

X

X

X

X

- -
Martha’s Pennant
(Celithemis martha)
- - - -

X

X

- -

X

X

X

X

- -
Eastern Pondhawk
(Erythemis simplicicollis)

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

H

X

Seaside Dragonlet
(Erythrodiplax berenice)
- - - - - -

X

H

X

X

X

X

X

X

Frosted Whiteface
(Leucorrhinia frigida)

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

-

X

X

X

X

- -
Crimson-ringed Whiteface
(Leucorrhinia glacialis)

X

X

- -

X

X

- - - -

X

- - -
Hudsonian Whiteface
(Leucorrhinia hudsonica)

X

X

X

X

X

X

X -

X

X

X

- - -
Dot-tailed Whiteface
(Leucorrhinia intacta)

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

-

X

X

X

X

-

X

Red-waisted Whiteface
(Leucorrhinia proxima)

X

X

- -

X

H

X

-

X

- - - - -

County:

Berkshire

Franklin

Hampshire

Hampden

Worcester

Middlesex

Essex

Suffolk

Norfolk

Bristol

Plymouth

Barnstable

Dukes

Nantucket

Golden-winged Skimmer
(Libellula auripennis)
- - - - -

X

-

H

-

X

X

X

H

-

Bar-winged Skimmer
(Libellula axilena)
- - - - - - - - - X -

X

- -
Spangled Skimmer
(Libellula cyanea)

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

- -
Blue Corporal
(Libellula [Ladona] deplanata)
- - - - - -

X

- - -

X

X

- -
White Corporal
(Libellula [Ladona] exusta)

X

X

X

-

X

X

X

H

X

X

X

X

- X
Slaty Skimmer
(Libellula incesta)

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

- -
Chalk-fronted Corporal
(Libellula [Ladona] julia)

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

H

X

-

?

- - -
Widow Skimmer
(Libellula luctuosa)

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

- -
Common Whitetail
(Libellula [Plathemis] lydia)

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X
Needham’s Skimmer
(Libellula needhami)
- - - - - -

X

-

X

-

X

X

- X
Twelve-spotted Skimmer
(Libellula pulchella)

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Four-spotted Skimmer
(Libellula quadrimaculata)

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

-

X

X

X

X

X -
Painted Skimmer
(Libellula semifasciata)

X

X - X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

H

X

Great Blue Skimmer
(Libellula vibrans)
- - - -

X?

-

X

-

X

X

-

X

X

-

County:

Berkshire

Franklin

Hampshire

Hampden

Worcester

Middlesex

Essex

Suffolk

Norfolk

Bristol

Plymouth

Barnstable

Dukes

Nantucket

Elfin Skimmer
(Nannothemis bella)
-

X

X

X

X

X

- -

X

H

X

X

- -
Blue Dasher
(Pachydiplax longipennis)

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

H

X
Wandering Glider
(Pantala flavescens)

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

-

X

X

X

X

X

X
Spot-winged Glider
(Pantala hymenaea)
-

X

X

X

X

X

X

-

X

X

X

X

X

X
Eastern Amberwing
(Perithemis tenera)

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

- X
Variegated Meadowhawk
(Sympetrum corruptum)
- - - - - -

H

- - - -

X

- -
Saffron-winged Meadowhawk
(Sympetrum costiferum)

X

-

X

-

X

X

X

-

X

X

X

X

X

X

White-faced Meadowhawk
(Sympetrum obtrusum)
- - - -

X

H

H

-

X

H

-

H

- -
Ruby/Cherry-faced/Jane’s Meadowhawk
(S. internum/rubicund./janeae)? *

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

H

X

Band-winged Meadowhawk
(Sympetrum semicinctum)

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

-

X

X

X

X

X

-
Yellow-legged Meadowhawk
(Sympetrum vicinum)

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

H

X

X

X

X

X

X

Vermilion Saddlebags
(Tramea abdominalis)
- - - - - - - - - - - - -

H

Striped Saddlebags
(Tramea calverti)
- - - - - -

X

- - - -

X

- -
Carolina Saddlebags
(Tramea carolina)
- -

X

X

-

X

X - -

X

X

X

X

X

Black Saddlebags
(Tramea lacerata)
X -

X

X

X

X

X

H

X

X

X

X

X

X

* Uncertainty over the taxonomy and identification of this group precludes an accurate determination of distribution within the state.


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